Latest topics» New Member
by sanderson Today at 3:47 am
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by sanderson Today at 3:15 am
» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by sanderson Today at 2:34 am
» Calcium and Magnesium Deficiency
by sanderson Today at 2:14 am
» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:32 pm
» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:29 pm
» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:25 pm
» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 9:19 pm
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:58 pm
» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 8:52 pm
» New England, December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:45 pm
» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:33 pm
» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:22 pm
» Facebook - SFG Foundation postings
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:32 pm
» Anyone out there tried crosne tubers?
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:52 am
» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:21 am
» Mid-South: December 2016
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:40 am
» Second Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:16 am
» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver 12/8/2016, 5:21 pm
» Holy snow Batman!
by donnainzone5 12/8/2016, 12:13 pm
» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 12/8/2016, 11:44 am
» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by camprn 12/8/2016, 7:05 am
» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 12/7/2016, 10:43 pm
» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by BeetlesPerSqFt 12/7/2016, 12:49 pm
» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy 12/6/2016, 12:17 pm
» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:24 pm
by countrynaturals 12/5/2016, 12:06 pm
» Live and learn
by jimmy cee 12/5/2016, 9:08 am
» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals 12/4/2016, 2:04 pm
» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 12/4/2016, 1:28 pm
We've got four varieties of tomatoes - Black Krim, Rutgers, a red cherry and a yellow grape (sorry, can't remember the varieties of the last two). We planted in late April. All of them look healthy, but some are still quite short and almost none have flowers yet (a total of seven plants have about four small flowers among them). Leaves on all look healthy--no wilt, browning, yellowing, critters, etc. I'd have thought that at least the cherries and grapes would be flowering by now, especially with the last few days of hot weather. Is it still too early to expect lots of flowers? Do our plants need something? They're in Mel's Mix from last year, which we've amended with new compost. This is only our second year, so we're fairly clueless! Thoughts? Thanks!
Give them a week of warm weather and see if they improve. Since this is 2nd year MM and shot of compost tea might be in order, or a bit more compost as a top dressing.
A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
Certified SFG Instructor
- Posts : 4310
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 73
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8
Thanks, Kay. That's what we're figuring to do. I hope that it'll just take a little more patience and maybe a little compost tea. I'm just so eager to bite into a fresh tomato! And not sure how others in my area are faring. Fingers crossed.
Mine out here on the Cape are about the same as yours, Cincynative. The few flowers and any little green toms are on the 2 plants that I bought with flowers already on them.
- Posts : 5381
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 60
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a
I'm north of you and my tomatoes are in various stages of growth. Some don't have but a few flowers just starting and some have green tomatoes forming. It could depend on your variety, too. My Green Zebras, Chico III, Black Plum, and Sausage tomatoes are forming fruits while I'm still waiting on all the others. I have over a dozen varieties. Be patient. Remember, when we get those over 90-degree days, it sets the plants back a little. They can't handle too much heat.
- Posts : 4613
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A
Thanks for weighing in, CapeCoddess and quiltbea. I didn't have a chance to check this morning, but yesterday, I think I saw a few more flowers. Still not as many as I'd have expected with healthy-looking plants, though. The recent rains and warm weather have definitely given some height to all of them. I'm still a bit worried about the lack of flowers (and no fruits at all yet), but I'll try to be patient. Good to know, quiltbea, about the hot weather. I always thought that tomatoes liked hot weather. I guess just not TOO hot! We did get 3 days in a row of 95-98 last week. CC, I think we might be in about the same zone. We're technically 6b, but we're quite close to the water (about 3 miles), and there's this little area right on the coast in Boston that's a 7, so we're almost like the Cape. Will try to remember to check back in when we get some fruit. Cheers!
Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum